“Chemistry is technically the study of matter, but I prefer to see it as the study of change” – Walter White
Chemistry is classed as a facilitating subject. Securing a good qualification can assist in progression into Higher Education and employment .
Studying Chemistry can lead to careers in a related industry such as mechanical or chemical engineering, analysis, research and development or in related industries such as forensics, medicine, nursing or even finance.
The course focuses on an appreciation of the relevance of sustainability to all aspects of scientific developments. Students are taught to use theories, models and ideas to develop scientific explanations. They will use knowledge and understanding to pose scientific questions, define scientific problems, present scientific arguments and debate scientific ideas. Throughout the course students will carry out experimental and investigative activities, including appropriate risk management, in a range of contexts. Chemistry allows students to consider applications and implications of science and evaluate their associated benefits and risks.
Examinations will focus on: modern analytical techniques, organic and inorganic chemistry, the periodic table, redox, equilibria, kinetics, energetics, bonding and structure, atomic structure and formulae, equations and amounts of substance..
Practical investigations will be an important element in the learning process.
Students with a keen interest in Chemistry who have achieved strong outcomes in their GCSE Science would be well suited to the course.
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